Environmental controls of giant kelp in the Santa Barbara Channel, California

Environmental controls of giant kelp in the Santa Barbara Channel, California

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Miramar beach, California. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have developed new methods for studying how environmental factors and climate affect giant kelp forest ecosystems at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales.

The scientists merged data collected underwater by UCSB divers with satellite images of giant kelp canopies taken by the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper. The findings are published in the feature article of the May 16 issue of Marine Ecology Progress Series…

Read Full Article, By KC Cavanaugh, DA Siegel, DC Reed, PE Dennison, University of California, Santa Barbara

California: Thriving kelp forest rises from a rock reef, Los Angeles Times

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